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Between the Folds: Stories of Cloth, Lives and Travels from Sumba

Forshee, J (2001). Between the Folds: Stories of Cloth, Lives and Travels from Sumba. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

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Author Forshee, J
Title Between the Folds: Stories of Cloth, Lives and Travels from Sumba
Place of Publication Honolulu
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
Publication Year 2001
ISBN 082482346X   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
HERDC Category A1 - Book (DEST)
Abstract Using a narrative approach, Jill Forshee takes readers into diverse lives, including those of villagers traveling to Bali and tourists visiting Sumba, and follows their adventures along various routes over time. Through personal stories of those involved in the contemporary production and trade of local cloth, a vivid account emerges of the inner workings of a so-called "traditional" society and its arts responding inventively to decades of international collecting. These stories expand anthropological concepts of the boundaries of regions and the certainties of cultures in ways that are tangible and immediate to the reader. Moreoever, the book illuminates some formerly unexplored conditions of artistic provenance
 
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